Rheinmetall Electronics, Diehl Defence and HENSOLDT Sensors have formed a partnership – ARGE NNbS – to jointly submit a tender for the future German short-range and very short- range air defence (SHORAD/VSHORAD) system, the LVS NNbS.

NNbS bridges a current capability gap in protecting deployed ground troops, as well as securing tactical operation centres and other assets against short- and very short-range aerial threats. The three companies aim to provide a national, low-risk solution that will be quickly available, thanks to the use of COTS systems and components. The conceptual system design relies primarily on proven systems and subsystems, including the integration of components already in use by the Bundeswehr. A further advantage will be comprehensive logistical support in Germany.

Rheinmetall’s Electronic Solutions and Vehicle Systems divisions bring expert technological knowledge and years of experience in developing and supplying defence systems, especially in the fields of vehicles, communication and integration.

Diehl Defence specialises in the development and manufacture of guided missiles. It has established itself in the international marketplace with modern system solutions for ground-based air defence.

As a supplier of key national technologies, HENSOLDT will contribute its expertise, as well as battle-tested products such as radars. The company is noted for its comprehensive product commonalities, including product family concepts, especially in the spheres of airspace surveillance and target classification and identification.

A rendering of the ARGE NNbS conceptual solution. (Image via Rheinmetall)

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